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i have a swelling on the side of my nail on my finger is there something i could do to get rid of it it hurts

A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Depends what it is: Causes of a swelling or a growth on the side of a nail include a wart, an ingrown piece of nail, a torn piece of skin (not healing properly), a splint ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
42 years experience Dermatology
Drainage antibiotics: This is probably paronychia-a bacterial infection of the nailfold. See your dermatologist for treatment and evaluation.
A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Angelina Postoev md facs
16 years experience General Surgery
No: there are few reasons, but never seen nails to be the cause, ( unless you used acrylic nail on middle finger only). Most cyst will resolve after few ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Francisco Schwartz-Fernandes
25 years experience Hand Surgery
Go to an ER: The best thing to do is to be check at a local er. You could have a fracture, the finger could still be dislocated or your could only have a contusion ... Read More

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